As we have just celebrated the 75th anniversary of D-Day and The Greatest Generation, I thought about what made them so great. I think it was their deep faith that lead to self-reliance in a time of The Great Depression and the world at war against an evil regime. My parents were in that group who grew up poor financially, but rich in spirit. They worked hard to have a better life and to leave the world a better place. It seems today we are faced with especially difficult times as well with great conflicts all over the world and an economy that dances around a major collapse. It is time for “greatness” to reappear and lead this country back on the right path.
“You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
John 8:44 ESV
By definition, evil is profound immorality and wickedness, especially when considered as a supernatural force.
When we look at all the cruel events happening in our world, how can we explain them without thinking about “good vs evil”. It seems to me that we have lost our moral compass by living however we feel is right. Our legislators and judges and politicians are such champions of individual “rights” that they condone so much bad behavior for society. And society has chosen the “easy” path of accepting it. Tolerance of unacceptable behavior has been bullied into our culture. Why? I believe that evil is behind the lies that many want to believe.
Our techno-world has afforded so many new opportunities for scams. Seemingly there is no end to the ways someone can deceive you. The magnitude of fraud has increased drastically and often the guilty parties are hard to find or hard to prosecute. In the US, there is an estimated $40B/year fraud cost. What has happened to our moral compass??